Grateful Dead Live at Old Renaissance Faire Grounds on 1972-08-27
SBD-> two-track MR-> DAT-> Sonic Solutions-> CDR-> EAC-> Sound Forge Edit (analog pop removal using pencil tool)-> Sound Forge Pitch Shift (antialias filter followed by pitch shift of +19 cents); stemming from David Gans seed, via Adam Jerugim to Leigh Orf, who fixed up (see details in info file); d3 trackd for 80 min; note previous shn sets have been Betty Board sourced- this is not
Subject: as goog as it gets
Subject: DONNA JEAN
One of my fav:-OMSN
Warning : That Dark STAR
D. STAR>EL PASO, SING ME BACK HOME
vintage from the left coast.
Subject: 45 Years Ago
Subject: A Gem
Subject: download show
Subject: one of the must haves gd shows
cant pick just one so ive narrowed it down to about 100 or so.
Subject: Greatest Show of all time
Subject: This show was in New hampshire on 2/8/86
Subject: Best China Cat
Subject: Veneta/Eugene/SF/Santa Cruz
The reason why this is show is so exceptional is because so many Heads lived/live in Eugene, as well as SF and Santa Cruz.
Not only is the quality of the music exceptional, but the overall environment would have been so high.
When I listen to the these GD shows on the archive I try to imagine what the surrounding environment (the venue, audience, GD band members, historical significance) was like at that time.
For me, I prefer West Coast shows. Even some of those shows that are deemed "too mellow" by East Coast crew are absolutely relevant to me.
Of course, I enjoy listening to East Coast shows, but if I could be transported back in time; Veneta would be one of my first stops. After that I would go to the Acid Test at the Fillmore, which is akin to this Veneta show. Veneta was like a family reunion.
Then there is Winterland, Great American Music Hall, the Greek Theater, Frost Amphitheater, Henry J. Kaiser to consider, before I would even think about venues such as Barton Hall or even, I dare say, the Fillmore East or the Capitol theater.
Subject: Another one of the best!
One of the best Dark Stars ever, but that #1title goes to the 9/27/72 DS, which coincidentally has the runner up prize for best PITB jam.
Now that DS is a monster/long. Tune in at the 19 minute mark and you will hear a musical improvisational journey like no other. Well maybe except the epilogue/prelude jam from Europe 72, aka 5/26/72. But definitely the best DS jam is that final 18 minutes from 9/27/72.
Subject: very acidic
Subject: Sing me Back Home
Subject: beats 5 8 77
If you haven't seen that film, it's essential. About as hippie-dippie as it ever got (check that wigged-out astral-naut behind the band, up on that pole, during China Cat).
Subject: Awesome show, available to download here
Subject: Soundboard Recordings
Subject: Download to computer
Subject: BEST SHOW!!
I am 18 and have been addicted to the dead for a couple years now..I cant even explain the feeling when you 'melt' into the dead..you know what I mean.
The jam on Playing in the Band is out of this world!! And the China Cat Sunflower > I know you rider is so amazing..what am I saying here..this whole recording is wonderful. I wish I could have been around when Jerry was alive but I can at least enjoy full live shows thanks to Archive..check out the video footage for this whole concert its great
this Dark Star will throw you into a hole, it holds you captive and when you ride out the audible trip you are rewarded with a spur of the moment El Paso :) awesome!!
Subject: Great DARK STAR!!!
Subject: Love the Dead
Subject: mexicali blues & bobw
nothing better than live dead!
Subject: Sunshine Daydream film
Subject: Classic '72 Dead
Subject: A mighty fine show '72 style
Others have pointed to videos of this show on YouTube. Check them out! That the video hasn't been officially released is in my estimation, criminal. Perhaps not as bad as covering puppies with latex paint, but criminal none the less.
Subject: I Had A Hard Run...
Subject: Dick's Picks and Road Trips
Subject: quit whining
That said, I understand lots of folks love this show and it has its moments, but the continuity is always broken by the frequent stage announcements. The weather also was dastardly for the tuning of the instruments.
Subject: There are better versions of this recording,
Subject: awesome show
is great. lots of great songs all done very well
Subject: great china cat --> rider
Subject: playing in the band
Subject: watch this show on the anniversary -
Subject: Colorado in 1972
Subject: Greatest Story ever told.
Gotta admit i love the more recent shows, as this seems very clean cut.
Anyone else impressed with the Darkstar?
I sure am. Its honestly too bad there isnt a special 6 star rating!
Subject: THE GREATEST DEAD SHOW OF ALL TIME
Subject: one of the greats
Subject: What a Masterpiece of a Show!
Subject: Bob on fire
Subject: Great Early Dead
MP3 DOWNLOAD: http://www.filestube.com/05de585cff418f6903ea,g/Grateful-Dead-1972-08-27-Old-Renaissance-Faire-Grounds-Veneta-OR.html
Subject: W. O. W.
Subject: No need to write this, but.....
Subject: WOW What a find.....
Subject: Playin the band
Subject: The Field Trip. Happy Anniversary.
I recall being very upset about the tragic death of a friend, and they were repeating "He's gone.".. He's gone like a steam locomotive and nothing's gonna bring him back. It struck a very emotional nerve.. and then, seemingly out of nowhere, the clouds lift, the sun shines and the angelic words of Nothing Left to do but SMILE SMILE SMILE. So true. With that optimism, I haven't been the same since.
Subject: Keith is particularly good here . . .
Subject: Sunshine Daydream
The heat and the fire truck do the rest...
God bless the greatful dead
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD August 27, 1972 "Live" at the Old Renaissance Faire Grounds, Veneta, Oregon U.S.A.
#############_"Smokin'_Hot_GRATEFUL DEAD Show"
5 Star Recording
5 Star Mix
5 Star Performance
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.
30 Thousand plus downloads says it all...
Eat, Drink Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
The Internet Archive recommends RealPlayer for streaming and downloading using Windows XP.
You can watch the performance of DARK STAR at:
You can watch the performance of JACK STRAW at:
You can watch the performance of EL PASO at:
You can watch the performance of CHINA CAT SUNFLOWER pt1 at:
OR copy and paste this into your browswer and get all the results for: GRATEFUL DEAD Veneta OR 1972:
THANKS FOR THE LOVE..."Merry Christmas, folks"
Subject: Love This
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Subject: Sun drenched
Look for awhile at the China Cat Sunflower
proud-walking jingle in the midnight sun
Copper-dome Bodhi drip a silver kimono
like a crazy-quilt stargown through a dream night wind
Krazy Kat peeking through a lace bandana
like a one-eyed Cheshire like a diamond-eye Jack
A leaf of all colors plays a golden string fiddle
to a double-e waterfall over my back
Comic book colors on a violin river crying Leonardo words from out a silk trombone
I rang a silent bell beneath a shower of pearls
in the eagle wing palace of the Queen Chinee
Bertha was great and the Playin’ was topping out at 17 minutes and had me wondering if time had slowed down... it did. It was sheer rip in the space/time continuum. He's Gone was groovy. I always feel like I can taste the color blue when I hear it. I guess it was that time I thought they were singing it about me and was experiencing a little synersesia. Jack Straw, Excellent. Bird Song played beautifully. The stage banter is hysterical. What was in the drinking water!
Greatest story was awesome. I sort of zoned out watching the visualization on my screen. In the history of man kind, there are few accomplishments worthy of greater accolade than that of the visualizer to watch while listening to the Dead. I'm forced to use Windows Media Player since my company blocks me from downloading Flash from the archive.org site but, even in its rudimentary options, the visualizer shows every string played, drum beat, note sang, and sound heard. Dark Star is also mystically cascading through the night. What a great night to be out under the stars watching the camp fire and listening to these great tunes. Thanks archive.org! Plenty of plenty of between song banter! Dark Star is so jazzy (almost Dave Brubeckish) and integrated. I have to say it is one of my favorite versions too. You can hear the crowd whistling and cheering. Melodic, Connected, Simply beautiful. The transitive nightfall of diamonds was like a glistening shower in the darkness. Great Sugar Magnolia. Sing me back home was delightful. I didn't know that it was a Merle Haggard song, like Mama Tried. A nice line in that song is: Make my old memories come alive
Take me away and turn back the years. Sugar Mags and Casey Jones were very nice, too.
Subject: Buy Nancys!
Subject: This is it!!!
Subject: Forbidden ?!
Subject: Pick of the litter
Subject: mommy and daddies
Subject: Hot show...
Subject: Top 5!
as the best Dead show of all, and it's hard to argue with that claim. Every song is played to near perfection. Many folks' favorite versions of
Playin, Bird Song, Greatest Story, etc. When you listen to the Dark Star,picture that the sun was just setting, and the stars were appearing as the set began. This is post Europe, post Pigpen, and the band were stretching out their jazz fusion jams. The Dark Star and Playin, particularly foreshadow their 1973-74 sound. Get yourself a good stereo, a cozy chair and light up something stinky. A show that will never cease to amaze you!
Dr. Flashback ;-)
Subject: A must have
Subject: The dog's bollocks of Grateful Dead shows
So many of the songs on this setlist are my favourite ever live performances of them. Why? Because Jerry's riffs are perfectly chosen. The jamming is inspired. Everyone is playing in perfect harmony with each other. And the banter between tracks is entertaining, making you feel like you were there (what I wouldn't give to have been there....). I have never heard a better Me & My Uncle, Deal, Black Throated Wind, China Cat Sunflower, I Know You Rider, He's Gone, Jack Straw, Bird Song and Greatest Story Ever Told. That 11 of my favourite performances of those staple Dead songs in one single show, and I pretty close to including a few more...
The Dark Star performed on this show while not my favourite ever (that would have to go to Live/Dead), is my favourite excluding 1969. The jam is amazing, its so progressive... starting of really relazed and low key and building to a chaotic yet somehow ordered climax. You have surely heard how Dark Star can be like a steller journey, this version surely lives up to that. Its the story of dying star... a supernova.
I have often wondered why this day stands out so much amoungst so many other excellent '72 shows. The video of this concert, Sunhine Daydream, offers a partial insight: A free outdoor concert on an absolutely schorching day, children playing everywhere, running up onto the stage in front of the band, everyone relaxing having fun eating icecream, dacin naked, and Jerry is playing his Fender Strat... that explains the lovely tone he's getting which complements the country & western style songs in the setlist so damn well.
Get this show... its as simple as that. Put this on your best sound system, sit down or lie down, and do whatever you do to relax. Listen to the whole show straight through... let the Grateful Dead take you on a long strange trip.
This version is better than the other on this site, as it has the amusing stage announcement banter between tracks and remains 3 cds.